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I-75 Gaylord Rest Area replacement begins Sept. 5

GAYLORD, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $4.3 million to replace the Gaylord Rest Area on northbound I-75 in Otsego County. The project includes demolition of the existing rest area facility (built in 1976); building a new facility to include four restrooms and a family restroom; and updating the parking area to include new pavement, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks, drainage improvements.



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Start date:
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023

Estimated end date:
Mid-May 2024

Traffic restrictions:
The rest area and parking lots will be closed to traffic until mid-May when the new facility and all paving work is completed, weather and work progress permitting.

Jobs numbers:
Based on economic modeling, this investment is expected to directly and indirectly support 52 jobs.

Safety benefit:
This work will improve the safety and convenience of this rest area and upgrade all features to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

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